Real Barn Find: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Project

Although the Chevrolet Bel Air was introduced back in 1950, it’s the ’55 through ’57 models that enthusiasts typically have recurring dreams about, the years lovingly known as the tri-fives.  Sadly, the fifties decade was a long time ago,… more»

924 Horsepower Gasser: 1955 Chevrolet 150

When it comes to road movies I could watch over and over in my youth, Two-Lane Blacktop may not have been an all-time favorite but it certainly gets an honorable mention.  However, its impact wasn’t so much for the… more»

Cheap Project? 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

The seller of this 1957 Chevrolet feels his reduced price of $5,500 is a very reasonable exchange for all of the potential he’s seeing here, and with this price reflecting a reduction of five hundred dollars already plus the… more»

Former Army Staff Car: 1957 Chevrolet 150

In the era of the “Tri-Five” Chevrolets of 1955-57, the 150 was the entry-level model. Which would have likely been the choice for fleet purchases such as taxi cabs. But apparently, they appealed to the U.S. Army as well… more»

Scooter Survivor! 1959 Vespa 150

Looking very vintage – though it’s missing Kate Hepburn – is this 1959 Vespa 150 here on craigslist. With an asking price of $8500 and located in dry Los Gatos, California, this scooter comes with abundant documentation from new,… more»

Restored Black Widow Tribute: 1957 Chevrolet 150

In 1957, the Automobile Manufacturers Association (including Chevrolet) banned factory-sponsored after a nasty crash in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans left 80 people (including spectators) dead. To get around the ban, a former race engineer started a… more»

Original Paint! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Project

When you’re actively in the market for a tri-five project, it’s not uncommon for various obstacles to pop up during the search, as many of these cars seem to be plagued with rust issues or have already gotten modifications… more»

Delivery Sedan Project: 1957 Chevrolet 150

During the Tri-Five era of Chevrolets, you could order a Delivery Sedan. It was a 2-door 150 station wagon with no side windows. My uncle had one of these for his bakery business, a 1957 hauler like the one… more»

Sport Coupe Hardtop: 1957 Chevrolet 210

1957 was the final year for the Chevrolet 210 series, which was first marketed in ’53 as a mid-level offering placed between the bare-bones 150 and the more upscale Bel Air.  During the 1955 mid-season, Chevy reintroduced the Sport… more»

Texas Barn Find: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

When it comes to the Tri-Fives, it’s hard to go wrong choosing a ’55 for a project, and when it’s a droptop plus the more upscale Bel Air model that sweetens the idea all that much more.  This one’s… more»

Desert Find: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Project

Even though this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air only started out with two shades of paint colors originally, Regal Turquoise and India Ivory, throughout the decades it’s gained others so if you dig patina this one might make a fun… more»

Unrestored Original 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sedan

With only two owners and a storage period that spans nearly half its life, this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air has a well-documented history and may be of particular interest to those who enjoy an extra set of doors on… more»

Tri-Five Delight! 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

It’s always a plus when you run across a ’55 Chevrolet with a history that can also be traced back the same number of years, but additional good news when the car happens to be the top-of-the-line Bel Air… more»

Original Paint! 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

We’ve featured quite a few tri-fives here on Barn Finds over the years, everything from complete project cars to trailer-queen restorations, but one condition that seems to be at least somewhat elusive is the well-preserved near survivor-status cars on… more»

Real Survivor! 1955 Chevrolet 210

A few regular readers may have noticed that I use the term survivor sparingly, as there are just not that many cars with decades of age that really fall into the true meaning of that category.  And this designation… more»

Testing The Waters: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Let’s get the ALL-CAPS section of the ad out of the way first.  The owner of this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air isn’t interested in actually selling his car for cash, but rather is testing the waters (as he puts… more»

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